I had a very cute knit camisole in college. It came with matching boyshorts, which are long since gone. I held onto the camisole even after it no longer fit comfortably in the bust. I finally made a better version of my comfy knit cami.
Here I am with my fitness swimsuit under it since the elastic straps are not bra friendly.
Misses’ fit and flared slipdress pattern from the 1990s.
I began with the size 16 fitted slipdress pattern I worked on last year.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Umm, not really. I wanted to recreate a knit camisole I loved (and outgrew) from my college days.
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Instructions? I winged it…
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
I like that I had — ostensibly — already fitted the pattern.
An ITY knit from the stash. I’d bought it from fabric.com in April.
Pattern Alterations or any design changes you made:
— I shortened the slipdress to hip length.
— I added a bust dart to the slipdress pattern and kept it in the knit camisole. I am learning I absolutely need a dart in my knits.
— I used fold-over elastic (FOE) for the neck binding and the armholes. After destroying the FOE on my first camisole, I got this one right after much (MUCH) practice.